I'm still not sure how In intend to celebrate the IMPENDING DISMAL FAILURE of the EADP Mission fund raiser to raise $200k for producing a set of plans to for a viable asteroid deflection/destruction mission. Win or lose, something besides NOTHING ready to deploy on short notice. What kind of cake would be appropriate for this level of fail?
185 people have contributed $8,803 of $200k. Two of them are me.
WHAT IF a simple test appeared out of the blue one day... something that you could not ignore. Despite any best effort to put a positive spin on it, the moment it flicks into your mind you think to yourself, "All is lost."
A TEST as clear and obvious as it is simple. Something that no amount of explaining away could touch, for which no rational excuse was possible, and even the most carefully constructed counter-arguments reveal themselves as elaborate denial mechanisms, unworthy even of response.
Despite hundreds of trillions of real and imagined dollars in circulation, a populous modern society of the self-proclaimed 'age of enlightenment' cannot raise an amount of money equivalent to that of a single yearly CEO's salary...
We have built the Internet... and connected our world... to.... well shit.
I can't even think up a single good reason anymore.
It all seems like so much tripe, if we're in the process of failing this simple test.